First Amal Clooney wore all over yellow for the Wedding of the Year on the 19th May, and then Meghan Markle decided to copy her wedding guest and switch her neutrals to cheery yellow during her Royal outing in London in June. July, for the Mens Wimbledon Final Kate Middleton Duchess of Cambridge wore a Dolce & Gabbana Yellow shift dress. Now, it seems everyone is looking for ways to wear this cheery hue. Yellow isn’t a colour that you typically see everyone wearing. People see it as bright, loud, and in-your-face. It’s a bold colour, and most consider it something you wouldn’t wear if trying to play it safe. Most people, other than professional catwalk strutters (or, Ok, Amal Clooney who can wear anything) would usually wear head-to-toe yellow. Consider your outfit well though, and yellow - the colour of the mind and intellect, associated with optimism and a cheerful disposition - isn't so difficult to pair into your outfits afterall. Here are my style tips on how to filter yellow into your outfits without screaming “Look at Me”?: This post includes affiliate links - suggestions of items I've hunted out on the Internet for you. If you see anything you like, click the links and decide to buy the suggestion, then the retailer will give me a little commission (maybe even enough to buy a latte) to thank me.
Yellow is a happy colour, and allows you to show off your playful side, for a standout Racing Fashion look. Being a bright colour you don’t need much of it to give your outfit just that bit of extra flair.
The easy way to show you are au fait with this fun colour is to use for the accessories only: a cheering nod to the sunny shade. Nothing says ‘sunshine state of mind’ better than a bold-yellow hat and bag, against an other wise tame neutral dress.
Like its close relative green, yellow compliments just about any other colour in the rainbow, so is the perfect colour pop. It can be used as an accent to navy, green, deep purple, burgundy, cobalt blue, teals, turquoise and, of course, white, silver, grey and browns..Fact
Yellow Hat is from www.dress-2-impress.com Click Here for Hat.
The Dress is: Gina Bacconi Click to see Dress.
Bag: Topshop Click for Bag.
Eyeshadow: Dior Click for Eyeshadow.
Lipstick: Charlotte Tilbury Click for Lipstick.
Nail Varnish: Topshop Click for Nail Varnish.
Perfume: Marc Jacobs Click for Perfume.
Shoes: Head Over Heels Click for Shoes.
Hatinator: Arturo Rios. Click for Hatinator (International).
Dress: Lovers and Friends. Click for Dress (International).
Earrings: Moon + Meadow. Click for Earrings (USA).
Eyeshadow: Mac. Click for Eyeshadow (USA).
Mascara: Dior. Click for Mascara (USA).
Lipstick: Charlotte Tilbury. Click for Lipstick (USA).
Bag: Amazon. Click Bag.
Nail Varnish: Essie. Click for Nail Polish.
Shoes: Carvela. Click for Shoes (USA).
Unless like Amal Clooney and Meghan Markle, you are lucky enough to have a deeper skin tone, then Yellow is best avoided near the face, as it doesn't flatter most people. It is super fun and Summery in outfits though, so stick to lower body. White plays well with Yellow for Spring / Summer, with the white softening the bright yellows. Lemon Yellow also pairs especially well with silver (also very in keeping with the current Metallics for Daywear trend), and create a chic feel.
Choose more subtle pale yellows for occasions, when bright yellow might feel too brash. For a day at the races, bright is a go ahead and super fun.
For Spring / Summer Racing Fashion you can wear with a third colour. A harmonising colour - like Fuchsia. The yellow can stand out, yet it harmonizes well with the outfit.
The Philip Treacy Hat is for hire from the www.dress-2-impress.com Click Here for Philip Treacy Hat.
The Silver Top is: Coast. Click to see Coast Silver Top.
The Floral Skirt is: Coast. Click to see Coast Sorrento Skirt.
The Bag is: Amazon. Click for Amazon Silver Clutch Bag.
The Nail Varnish is: Essie. Click for Essie Nail Varnish.
The Perfume is: Marc Jacobs "Honey". Click for Marc Jacobs Perfume.
The Shoes are: LK Bennett.
Looking for a stand out from the crown outfit for the Kentucky Derby, Dubai World Cup or Royal Ascot?
Worn for a friends wedding then all over yellow would be to in your face and attention seeking (something only Amal Clooney is allowed to do), but for the Kentucky Derby, Royal Ascot, Dubai World Cup or Melbourne Cup everyone is allowed to grab attention and show off their playful side, with this standout Racing Fashion look.
Velvet Headpiece: Dress-2-Impress. Click for Headpiece (International).
Dress: Ted Baker. Click for Dress (UK) or for Ted Baker (USA) and also at Nordstrom (USA).
Eyeshadow: Urban Decay. Click for Eyeshadow (UK).
Sunglasses: Topshop. Click for Sunglasses (International).
Lipstick: Charlotte Tilbury. Click for Lippy (UK).
Bag: Diana Ulanova. Click for Bag (International).
Shoes: Cult Gaia. Click for Shoes (International).
Nail Varnish: ILNP. Click for Nail Polish.
Hatinator: Anna Andrienko.Click for Hatinator (International).
Dress: Sies Marjan. Click for Dress (International).
Eyeshadow: Smashbox. Click for Eyeshadow (USA).
Lipstick: Mac. Click for Lipstick (USA).
Bag: Tory Burch. Click for Bag (USA).
Nail Varnish: ILNP. Click for Nail Polish (USA).
Shoes: Roger Vivier. Click for Shoes (USA).
You don’t have to go Black, Brown or Grey for Winter Weddings. Neither am I suggesting you wear super bright sunshine or lemon yellow, but Mustard and Saffron hues are divine in winter, worn to add a winter colour pop to Neutrals. These jewel-toned yellows are a richer winter shade and will bring contrast to your paler winter skin. Definitely avoid pale or pastel yellows in winter.
For maximum creativity, these winter yellows will also work with Deep Green, or Burgundy, but most often will be seen with Neutrals - Camel, Brown, Toffee, Navy or Grey. Avoid doing a Black Suit / Jumpsuit and Yellow accessories as that looks totally "Bumble Bee", but any of the other neutrals will make a stunning outfit for fall or winter weddings.
For Lot's More Ideas for Winter Wedding Guest outfits in other colours, you should also read the WINTER WEDDING Outfits post.
Jumper: Cashmere in Love Click for Jumper.
Suedette Pleated Skirt: Monsoon Click for Skirt.
Felt Hat: Etsy. Click for Hat.
Eyeshadow is: Charlotte Tilbury. Click for Eyeshadow (UK) or for in the (USA)
Earrings: J Crew. Click for Earrings (USA).
Lipstick is: Mac. Click for Lipstick (UK).
Bag is: Diana Ulanova. Click for Bag (International).
Boots: Chie Mahari. Click for Boots (UK).
The Nail Varnish: O.P.I. Click for Nail Varnish (UK).
The Perfume: Gucci. Click for Perfume.
Headpiece Featured is from: Dress-2-impress.com Click for Headpiece.
Faux Fur Wrap: Amazon Click for Faux Fur Wrap.
Jumper: Cashmere in Love Click for Jumper.
Pleated Skirt: Ted Baker Click for Skirt (UK) or for in the (USA).
Bag: Amazon Click for Bag.
Boots: Ted Baker Click for Boots.
Nail Varnish: OPI Click for Nail Polish.
Eyeshadow: Mac Extra Dimension Click for Eyeshadow.
The Perfume: Roberto Cavalli. Click for Perfume.
Navy Jumpsuit is: Rebecca Taylor Click for Jumpsuit.
Felt Percher Hat: Etsy. Click for Hat.
Mustard Clutch: Abshoo. Click for Clutch Bag.
The Shoes: Malone Souliers. Click for Shoes.
Nail Varnish: Nails Inc. Click for Nail Varnish.
Blue Eye Paint: L'Oreal. Click for Eye Paint.
Gold Eyeshadow: Tom Ford. For UK or USA.
Below is a Gallery of other Internet Finds for adding this Cheery Hue to your wardrobe in small doses.